At Quinchat Rods we manufacture “machines for makers” – makers of bamboo rods.
International Customers take note: We now offer a disassembled version of the Multi-Track Beveller that ships at a very reasonable cost to many destinations. Check the International page.
Our latest offering is the Bertram Bench-Top CNC Cane Mill for producing finish strips ready for glue-up. Check it out on the CNC Finish Cane Mill page. Also the new video on YouTube http://youtu.be/82GwbZ_y32Y
For those new to rod making, consider our new Strip Prep Tutorial program. It's a good way to get started if you do not have a local mentor.
The Bertram Multi-Track Beveller is a versatile machine that shapes raw cane strips into a triangular profile ready for heat treating. It also mills a preliminary taper on the heat treated strips ready for the planing form or the Morgan Hand Mill. Makers can choose fixtures to produce hex, quad or penta profiles. Accessories are available for hollowing via scalloping or fluting.
The Multi-Track also has reel seat mortising capability. See the Mortising page.
The Bertram Binder is available in both a 2-string and 4-string version. It is a simple compact design with all moving parts enclosed in a box to prevent glue contamination. Has recently been modifed to accept just about any pro size spools of thread in nylon, poly and cotton. Check out the latest video at
The Bertram Wrap Finishing Station. This machine holds 4 rod sections. Each station can be sequentially indexed into a coating station while the other 3 stations are rotated for curing the epoxy or varnish. It is easily disassembled for compact storage.
Nearly 200 of the above machines have been shipped to customers in 40 states,
We offer Cutters for CNC Machines in 61, 73 and 91 degree angles for those makers building their own CNC machines.
Most machines are available with a 4 week lead time, CNC's about 3 months.